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Username Post: What would you do ?        (Topic#348554)
VANDENPLAS 
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12-04-17 05:49 PM - Post#2716896    

Hey all I have a 50 fleetline I have been building for far to long ( around 5 years stalled)
I bought it bone stock 216 non synchro transmission huck brakes ..... drove it one summer and it sucked

Started updating it open drive train 261 all sorts of speed stuff 5 speed jaguar clip etc etc

Then the kids got a bit older and a lot more fun requiring more attention work got busy moved twice and the car now sits

In all honesty no time to takle this project

I’m on the fence about selling it and buying a running car ( pre 60) to tool around and have fun with or keep sitting on this one till I find the time

It’s a full on project lines wiring engine frame etc

I love the car and the style but it kills me to let it sit not sure what to do

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56sedandelivery 
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12-04-17 08:04 PM - Post#2716906    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

The "kids" not interested in the car? Since about 1968, I'd always wanted a 1951 Bus Coupe, but other cars and projects always came first. In 2009 I bought a barn find 51 Bus Coupe off the HAMB (seriously, it sat in a barn for 32 years!). Course with my Sedan Deliveries, other projects, and spinal surgeries, I lost interest in the car, but not really enough to sell it. So, I offered it to my nephew, thinking maybe he'd get interested in old cars, and the car would still be "in the family". For a while he was really interested in the car, we built the car together using my parts and $$$, but differently than the way I would have wanted it. Then he started his own aerospace CNC machine shop, and the car sat; he lost interest, but would't do anything with it. I got involved in another big project, and then he finally decided to return the car to me, and it came out of nowhere. Ugh!!! Too many cars, too many other projects, and something had to go; the 51 Bus Coupe did't make the cut, and reluctantly got sold. I have regretted that decision ever since; I can buy it back, but that's not likely going to happen. I never should have gave it to the nephew; I never should have sold it after he gave it back. Why can't we just be happy with what we have, especially after wanting something for so long? You figure that out, let me know. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.





 
2blu52 
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12-05-17 05:32 AM - Post#2716929    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

They are not making more of them. Keep it til you can work on it.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
Maxbigblock 
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12-05-17 05:33 AM - Post#2716930    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

We have a lot of cars in our lifetime, but it seems like everybody has one or two that they really regret having let go of.
Will you look back in 5, 10, or 15 years and really wished you should have kept it?
Is it outside where it will rot away or stored someplace where it won't deteriorate?
We can all offer opinions but of course its your call and you have to live with the decision. As far as the not having time issue, you don't have to have whole weekends or days. If you could make it a habit of doing some on it for 15 or 20 minutes everyday you may be surprised after a few months how much you managed to do. Either way, good luck with it.

Max

Max

I'm from the ONCE great city of Flint, Michigan. The birthplace of General Motors, where A C Spark Plug was formed and headquartered, where the first Corvettes were hand built, and where my 1955 Chevy was made.



 
TAT_2 
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12-05-17 06:50 AM - Post#2716937    
    In response to Maxbigblock



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TAT_2 
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12-05-17 06:53 AM - Post#2716938    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

I WOULD SELL MY KIDS,NO EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT.

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
96 FURD SUPER CAB XLT 4X4
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


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VANDENPLAS 
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12-05-17 07:24 AM - Post#2716939    
    In response to TAT_2

  • TAT_2 Said:
I WOULD SELL MY KIDS,NO EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT.




HAHAHHAHAHAHHA!!!

Two girls 8 amen 10 love old Doc Hudson as they call it

My thought were to sell it and buy another classic to drive
I’ve always liked the fleetline

I’m an absolute car freak buyback don’t get emotionally attached as I have automotive add. If I had the money and space I would own everything ala jay leno

It’s in the garage safe insured ( storage ins.) and sitting

There’s a 57 Buick road master for sale in my price range also a 55 Cadillac and a 47 dodge coupe along running driving cars

Would love a 62 Chrysler “ Chinese eye”

I have always owned an old car that got driven and it’s getting a little long in the tooth just having my Chevy service van and the wifes Explorer as wheels

" The chain in those handcuffs is made of high tensile steel. It will take you ten minutes to hack through it with this, if your lucky. You can hack through your ankle in fivei



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BigDogSS 
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12-05-17 08:37 AM - Post#2716947    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

I had the same problem when kids came along. You only have so much time...so do you want to spend it working on a project car or cruising with the kids in a complete car?
I vote the latter (sell the car and by a nice driver), especially since you are not emotionally attached to it.
I also choose the latter. I had a major 1967 Impala SS convertible project that had big problems. I sold it and bought another one that was for the most part done and driving. I just had to do little things here and there. But I spent a lot of my time doing stuff with my family.

    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible - Ermine White C1
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 - Marina Blue FF



Edited by BigDogSS on 12-05-17 08:39 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




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